Monday, October 28, 2019

Stamperia Christmas VIntage easel card

Welcome and I am soooo excited to share my easel card tutorial which the technique was created by Maggi Harding.  After making my first card following her tutorial, I was so inspired and fell in love with this easel card so I had to share this with you.    This paper is so beautiful and any card made with this paper would turn out gorgeous.  

When folded, the easel card measures 4" x 6" so it will be easy to mail this Christmas.  It is an easel card and also open on the bottom to a basic card as photos shown below.   

I always love to add additional embellishments which is optional and will cost a little bit more to mail.  I handmade the poinsettias from a die such as Memory Box Blooming Poinsettia die.  I glued 3 gold pearls in the center of the poinsettia.  

On the back side of the easel platform, the card opens up.  I added a sentiment stamped on the Stamperia Christmas Vintage paper.  On the other side, I cut out a tag in this collection along with the border to add to the inside of the card.

This photo shows a 3D of what the card looks like on the side.
When the easel is folded down, the card fits into a 4" x 6" envelope.

I handmade the poinsettias using the Memory Box Poinsettia Bloom die set.

Instructions for the cut out and measurements of the easel card.  

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4
Photo above shows that I cut out two 4 " x 6" for the  the easel part of the card along with two additional 4" x 6" for the inside of the card.  You don't have to use the same patterned paper for the easel but highly recommended for the inside.

Step 5
Above photo:  I took the cut out section of the 8" x 12" and adhered the tag on the frame.

Step 6
Above photo:  I was running out of thick pop dots so I cut out this part and used it on the back of this tag which will be adhered to cardstock as shown below.  The reason for a thick foam is to hold the top part of the card (see photo below).

I stamped a sentiment before adding the pop dots and adhering to the card.

This is a side view again of what the card looks like when sitting down with the easel up.

Step 7
Add you two cut out sheets of the patterned paper for the inside.  I cut out a tag for the left side as well as borders from the Stamperia Christmas Vintage paper.  On the right side, I used a stamp tool to stamp the sentiment inside the card.

Technique for stamping:  First, I put down my paper in the stamp tool and put a clear acrylic sheet on top of the paper.  I added my stamp to the stamp tool and inked and press the stamp tool down.  If I didn't like the location or not align correction, I would wipe the ink off of the acrylic sheet and move the stamp around and repeat inking and pressing down until I got the desired alignment of the stamp to paper.  Then I would take the acrylic off and then stamp.  If you are into stamping, I would highly recommend a stamp tool like Tim Holtz or a Misti My Petunia Stamp tool.  Don't go small but a 6" x 8" or 12" x 12" stamp tool would be the size you will like.  I gave away my mini stamp tool since my paper wasn't fitting well in the stamp tool.

 My cards and projects are always posted on Saturday.  Keep watching and thank you so much for those wonderful comments as well as suggestions. 

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Lawn Fawn Before and After

Welcome back and hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  I am excited to share two Lawn Fawn Before and After cards with you.  Before you start on making your Lawn Fawn Before and After cards, you will need to watch the Lawn Fawn U-Tube tutorial, click HERE to understand the purpose of using a lot of baby powder or cornstarch on your picture changer to make the tab run smoothly up and down along with how to put the tabs together inside the picture changer.  My grandson had wet hands and touched the picture changer.  I thought the picture changer wouldn't work again so I waited until the card dried and applied the baby powder on the picture changer and now the tab goes up and down smoothly.  

Lawn Fawn Fall Fling collection 6" x 6" or 12" x 12"
Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Die set
Prima Marketing Melange Diamond Art Pebbles 
Blue and sage green cardstock
Lawn Fawn Dad and Me stamp set (Fishes on bottom of whale)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink:  Tumbled Glass (Ocean and around scalloped frame)

Lawn Fawn Get Well Before & After
                                                                    Lawn Fawn Fall Fling

I was challenged with my first card and threw it away when I realized that I can't add any embellishment to the stamp on the picture changer when the tab wouldn't go up and down.  Therefore, I reviewed the Lawn Fawn tutorial, click HERE again and as well highly recommended on the tutorial was to add the baby powder or cornstarch to the stamped and colored image on the picture changer after being colored.  The baby powder or cornstarch will make the tab work smoothly when pulling  the tab.  I fussy cut the stamped images and then adhered the extras on the the outside frame of the picture changer.

I sponged on Ranger Tumbled Glass ink to the ocean on the whale picture as well as the scalloped frame.  I dabbed some NUVO Morning Dew gloss as well as the Prima Marketing Art Pebbles around the frame of the whale card for bubbles of the water.

I hope I have inspired you try out these products available at The Rubber Buggy on-line store.  My cards and projects are always posted on Saturday.  Keep watching and thank you so much for those wonderful comments as well as suggestions. 

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Boo-tiful Halloween Boxes

My gift boxes are a way to give that special person the Halloween candy or gifts from you.  The new Tim Holtz 2019 embellishments along with the Boo-tiful Julie Nutting Boo-tiful collections are so fun to work with for these boxes that will be filled with Halloween candy and gifts for my grandchildren.  I plan on making more for my grandsons which I will post later this month for male gifts.   Also, I have included a step-by-step tutorial on how I created these boxes.  

Julie Nutting Empherical Pack In the collection

Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose die
 Tim Holtz Halloween 2019 Eyeball

I am using my old Scor-Pal tool to score these lines

For this gift box, I am using a two-sided cardstock.
Inside:  Sample of scoring as per instructions above.   I used a cranberry colored cardstock.

Beginners:  To add a nice frame around an image, take two of the frames in a set of rectangles, squares, circles or ovals, tape together and cut.   For a wider frame, just use the next larger size in the set.  Most of the time, I use a solid color cardstock for a frame around an image, but this time, I used the same patterned paper and sponged on Ranger Distress Ink Walnut to give the frame a vintage appearance.  

Please contact me if you have any questions.  Have fun with these wonderful and Boo-tiful products of Tim Holtz and Julie Nutting/Prima Marketing.  Make sure to check the blogs to see all of the Halloween cards and projects this talented design team have made to share with you.  We can't wait to see what you will make.

I am entering this in the following challenges
Scor-Pal Challenge #64:  Fall/Harvest or Halloween (See Scor Pal tool and written on tutorial instruction #1)  
Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Lemon Craft Provence

 Welcome back and I am so excited to share two birthday cards make with the beautiful Lemon Craft My Sweet Provence paper collection which comes in two different paper pads.  I just love working with the colors of lavender with the beautiful pink and purple shade which is found in this paper collection along with the additional embellishments found in the Lemon Craft My Sweet Provence available at The Rubber Buggy on-line store.  The Rubber Buggy carries all of the name-brand products and supplies you will need to create those amazing keepsake cards, scrapbook pages and beautiful craft projects!

Lemon Craft My Sweet Provence and Lemon Craft My Sweet Provence Basic
Lemon Craft Provence collection

Also, check out all of the beautiful chipboards such as the photo below from Laserowe  available at The Rubber Buggy.

I colored the chipboards on these two cards this time dabbing on the Ranger White Picket Fence Distress Paint and Prima Marketing Art Alchemy Opal Magic Wax Royal Robes.  I stamped a label and used the Beacon 3 n 1 Advanced glue  to cover Love on the chipboard. 

In the Lemon Craft My Sweet Provence paper pad below, I cut out a rose and glued it on the chipboard to coordinate with the paper.  

I used the paper from the Provence (below) for this card.  Doesn't the lace look like an additional rather than being part of this patterned paper.  The "For You" sentiment is part of the collection and I cut it out and added to the center of the chipboard.  I dabbed on the Ranger Distress Paint Picket Fence on the chipboard and corner metal embellishments and added the Prima Marketing Art Alchemy Opal Magic Royal Robes wax with my finger and brush before gluing on the card.  I made my handmade foamiran flowers with a flower die and added the purple bow to the card.  I used my fingers around the frame of the paper to distress the edges before gluing on to the next layer of the Provence paper.  I found the dove in my stash and added to the card.

Better buy now this beautiful Lemon Craft My Sweet Provence collection while supplies are available at The Rubber Buggy on-line store.  

I hope I have inspired you try out these products available at The Rubber Buggy on-line store.  My cards and projects are always posted on Saturday.  Keep watching and thank you so much for those wonderful comments as well as suggestions. 

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!